RICO IN FASHION
Our spring picks from Rico include Fashion Cotton Spray DK, a 100% cotton ribbon yarn in six bold spray shades, which knits up to a soft and silky fabric perfect for warmer days. Fashion Jersey Print is a 64% cotton and 36% polyamide blend, which is a knitted jersey tube in three white-dominated print shades that knits up at 16 stitches and 23 rows to 10cm. Fashion Silk Blend is a luxuriously soft blend of 45% cotton, 45% silk and 10% polyamide that comes in six pastel and neutral shades.
COLOURS OF SPRINGTIME
Debbie Bliss’s new yarns include Botany Lace, previously part of the Araucania brand. The 100% extra fine superwash Merino wool knits up at 29 stitches to 10cm and comes in 20 self-patterning shades. Sita is a blend of 45% mulberry silk, 40% mako cotton and 15% polyamide that is part of Debbie’s luxury Pure Bliss Collection. It comes in 12 shades, is recommended for 5.5mm needles and retails at £9.95 for 50g. Louisa Harding also has a few new lines out – including Mazzo, a blend of 60% cotton and 40% polyamide that knits up at 16-20 stitches to 10cm and comes in eight self-patterning shades. It comes in 100g balls priced at £13.25.
Cascade has released Hampton, a blend of 70% pima cotton and 30% linen that knits up roughly to double knitting tension and comes in 15 shades, including bold jewel tones, pastels and neutrals. Sarasota is a soft and versatile DK-weight blend of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic that comes in 12 marled shades including vibrant colours, soft pastels and classics.
Sirdar’s spring collection is all about the fun. New colour effect chunky yarn Aura is a blend of 80% acrylic and 20% wool that creates vibrant stripe combinations. It comes in eight shades and is backed with eight leaflet designs for all the family. Fake fur yarn Wild creates animal effects in 12 multi-coloured shades, and comes with six leaflets for women, girls and the home – including slouchy cardies, cowl neck sweaters, accessories, homewares and a husky toy. The Wild ball band even includes a free snood pattern. Sublime has released a prints version of its popular Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, a blend of 75% extra fine Merino, 20% silk and 5% cashmere. There are six print shades in the range, in soft baby colours, and a new Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK Prints book features 17 designs for babies and toddlers.
- Date 14 March 2017
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